The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 185 203 217
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 9 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +24.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £501 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £331 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.86% +47.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £17.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £19.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-15.26% +52.00%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5250 6553 7082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.23% 92.82% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4822 5161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 170 169
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £51.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Support Specialist
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Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title.

1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
5 7 (43.75%) Banking
5 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (37.50%) Tivoli
7 5 (31.25%) UNIX
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) Perl
7 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
8 4 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) HTTP
9 3 (18.75%) Python
9 3 (18.75%) MQSeries
9 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 3 (18.75%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
9 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (18.75%) HTML
9 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (18.75%) Front Office
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (18.75%) Nagios
9 3 (18.75%) Middleware
9 3 (18.75%) WebSphere

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) MQSeries
1 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (6.25%) LatentZero
2 1 (6.25%) SAP SD
2 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) SSH
4 1 (6.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
4 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Front Office
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
1 3 (18.75%) Django
2 1 (6.25%) Kafka
2 1 (6.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (18.75%) Kindle
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 3 (18.75%) Web Development
3 3 (18.75%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) ETRM
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (6.25%) RHEV
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (18.75%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (18.75%) Nagios
2 3 (18.75%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Charles River
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) thinkFolio
3 1 (6.25%) Trayport
3 1 (6.25%) Nintex
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Sun
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